Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Urban Camo and Platform Shoes

Today was a busy, busy day - I decorated my office for Christmas. I built my outfit knowing that's what I'd be doing.
 One of my best cost-per-wear thrifted items ever, has been this dress. We'll see if the shoes ever catch up!


  • Dress - Dept, thrifted; last worn here in January (same belt and slip!)
  • Shoes - Fly London, thrifted; purchased here for $42.95
  • Coat (below) - Denny Rose, consignment; last seen here


I've had this dress since October 2014 (flashback here!) where I paid $8.00 for it, and have worn it ten times (including this time) - I'm down to 80 cents per wear.
The dress is a polyester crepe and is quite light, but because it's polyester, it retains body heat.  Translation for "I sweat in it" - which I totally did. Into the wash it goes!

The blue lacy bit hanging down at the bottom is my vintage full slip, worn for sweat protection and boobular coverage (as one bends over a lot when one is putting up a tree and dealing with boxes of ornaments).

I also hauled a ton of boxes and banners up to our storage locker on the top floor of our building. I must have climbed the stairs ten times. Sweaty!
 I just love the colours in this dress: black, grey, white, caramel, orange, blue and purple. Such a weird combo, but it works. It's my urban camo.

Outerwear - I forgot about this lovely coat!
 It matches the shoes perfectly!


  • Fur scarf - thrifted
  • Gloves - Cejon, thrifted



The stuff:
 I loved wearing these shoes today. It took me a while to get used to my heel sliding up and down - there is zero elastic on the straps/buckle, and I have small ankles. It resulted in a rocking footstep, which felt great over the course of my busy day. Love that platform!

Simple bling:
I've worn this belt with this dress five times! I'm so creative, ha. But it goes so well!


  • Belt - Fendi, thrifted
  • Leather wrap - Kipling, thrifted
  • Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
  • Mismatched gold hoops - gifts from L

Besides, when you have a Fendi belt - you have to wear it!

22 comments:

  1. Glad the shoes were so comfortable for a first wear once you got used to them! That's such a beautiful dress too, I love it every time you wear it! So nice with the lace peeking out there.

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    1. I hope I'll get a lot of wear out of them, Mica! Thank you so much!

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  2. I always rewear belts and dresses when they go well together, sometimes being creative just won't do! Haha! Love the shoes.
    What do you do for work? Do you have a big space to decorate? X

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    1. Why mess with a good idea, right? Thanks Jess! I am an office manager for a big IT company - lots of room in my reception area!

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  3. Polyester "Retains heat"... hahahahaha... how delicately put Sheila!
    I love that.
    Polyester and I end up in a stinking mess (literally).
    I'm not a particularly warm (read: sweaty) person BUT there is something about poly and I that means B.O.
    Anything made from the stuff clings too.... argggghhh!!!!
    Luckily Scotland lends itself to layering and therefore the stuff never touches my skin (thank you thermals!).
    Your dress certainly looks fabulous on you and that BELT and shoes... I swoon.
    You have the BEST accessories.
    XXX
    Samantha

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    1. You know it, Samantha! Sweaty! I always wear layers under my polyester. Thank you so much!

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  4. I somehow can't seem to get my head around the fact that it's almost December and *gasp* Christmas is looming ... Every time Jos mentions the word Christmas I cover my ears and go la-la-la ... Anyway, back to your outfit. This is such an amazing dress, can't blame you for wearing it that often. The dress and belt were just made for each other. Glad the shoes did not let you down at their first wear. They are quite marvellous! xxx

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    1. I know, I'm cringing at the thought - I just want the time off. Thank you so much, Ann - it's been a favourite for a while. I really liked the shoes.

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  5. I'm not surprised the dress is a firm favourite, it look fabulous! The shoes look so good with it, too and the coat is just lovely! xxx

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    1. Thank you, Vix! I was pleased with the coat and the shoes.

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  6. Oh my goodness, I can't believe that it was January when you last wore this dress Sheila as I remember it so well, especially partnered with this fab chunky belt. The shoes are brilliant too (a new purchase? Yes, I'm about to play catch-up sweetie. I've been poorly with a reaction to the flu jab!) anyway, off I go!
    Anna x

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    1. Seems like just yesterday, doesn't it, Anna? No worries, m'dear - always lovely to see you.

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  7. I love the lace detail under the dress, very fun. But the belt is fabulous! I ve been obsessed with the Fendi ss19 collection lately!

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    1. Ooh, is it good? I don't follow the collections, but I was so pleased to find this belt a couple of years ago. Thanks, Nancy!

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  8. I'm loving your camo dress with its amazing colors and it looks so fabulously matchy with your belt and shoes! perfect combo! Glad that your shoes are comfy, they rock!
    I like that lace peaking out your dress, so cute! And your fabulous coat is rocking once more!
    besos

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    1. Thank you so much, Monica! You know I love the matchy!

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  9. This is such a fun twist on a camouflage print. That dress is beautiful and I especially love the color scheme. At $.80 per wear that is incredibly thrifty as well as wonderfully stylish. I love the vintage slip underneath. It’s adds a beautiful little ruffle detail.
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Thank you, Elle! I love it too. I was pleased with my cost-per-wear - doing well after all this time. It also looks cute with a red slip - must do that again soon.

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  10. That dress is the perfect "go anywhere" piece, although it's too bad about the sweat-inducing fabric. I'm glad the shoes were comfortable - they were an excellent price, and I love a wedge platform too.

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    1. Yup, it's been on at least one vacation with me due to that versatility. I loved wearing the shoes.

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  11. Haha ! what a coincidence ! You just answered the question I am asking on my blog ;)
    you've got an awesome cpw on that dress.

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